If you have questions about this program, email the program leader listed below.

Communication and Culture in Tuscany

Program Details

The arrangements for the travel, housing, meals, excursions and course content of this program have been made by the leader. Questions about this program can only be answered by the program leader listed below.

Program Type Departmental
Program Location Siena, Italy
Course # SA 10304
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Current Program Dates
Summer 2023 05/19/23 to 06/10/23
Past Dates

Program Leader

Name Pam Deutsch
Email pdeutsch@purdue.edu
Please Note: Due to COVID-19, programs may be altered or adapted with little notice

Enrollment Details: Enrollment Currently Closed

Program Description

Enjoy a 3-week experience in the heart of Italy’s Tuscany and earn 6 credits!! Students will live, study and learn in picturesque Siena, Italy. Special excursions include trips to see how those cultural icons pasta and cheese are made, a winery tour and tasting.  We are also looking into cooking class, and visit Florence art museums. Siena is conveniently located an hour away from Florence and 2.5 hours from Rome.

In order to minimize the amount of time spent in the classroom while in Italy, the theories and content portion of the courses will be completed online before departure.  Then we will meet significantly less in Italy and will spend our time applying the concepts to the Italian culture.


Academic Credit

Courses offered:
COM49502 Travel Writing and Promotion: Explore the world of travel bloggers an­d Instagrammers, guidebook writers, and what makes good travel writing and promotion.
COM303: Intercultural Communication:
Explore the complex relationship between culture and communication with a special session on Italian culture.

Consider a minor in Communication if not a Communication major. More information available here: https://cla.purdue.edu/academic/communication/undergraduate/minors/index.html


All Purdue students

Program Cost

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss.

Estimated costs:

Cost: $3,500-$4,500 (includes housing, tuition, Purdue fees, day trips, transportation to and from Rome airport, WiFi, some meals)

(Does not include airfare and some meals).

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.